Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Annual Spring “Wake Up The Gardens” – Michigan City

     Friendship Botanic Gardens will be hosting its annual “Wake Up the Gardens” Volunteer Day on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Central.       Volunteers are needed to assist with the spring cleanup and prepare the grounds for the Gardens’ season opening on Sat., May 1. The Gardens are primarily a volunteer-based…

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Active Kids Day – Valparaiso

Valpo Parks is teaming up with local organizations to promote and encourage kids to “get active” and “be healthy!” The 1st Annual Active Kids Day is a free event at Central Park Plaza under the Urschel Pavilion for people to learn about various activities and opportunities for kids in Porter County. Stop by Sunday and…

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Save the Dunes Active Supports Great Lakes Coalition

     Boosting federal Great Lakes restoration investments. Ramping upfunding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Enacting a nationwide moratorium on water shut-offs. Prioritizing the communities most impacted by pollution and harm. These are some of the 2021 priorities that Great Lakes advocates brought to members of Congress via dozens of virtual meetings during the…

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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour.       This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  …

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Several Community Members Receive Awards from LaPorte County Parks

      The LaPorte County Parks staff, Park Board and Foundation has selected their annual community awards. These awards were presented at the March 2, 2021 Park Board meeting at Red Mill County Park.             The 2020 Organization of the Year goes to Family Express for their continued support for our many programs and…

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New Improvements At Luhr Park – LaPorte

The LaPorte County Park Department has many new improvements and amenities at Luhr Park that is a must see.  So, bring the whole family and enjoy the outdoors at Luhr Park. This 94-acre park is located just south of LaPorte, Luhr County Park features 4 ecosystems, upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond, open to…

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Ringing in Spring – Valparaiso YMCA

– The Valparaiso Family YMCA will host Ringing in Spring 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 3 at the Valparaiso Family YMCA at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive in Valparaiso. The 27th Annual event brings athletes of all abilities together to support the Valparaiso Family YMCA at the largest springtime race in Northwest Indiana. Participants are encouraged…

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PanoramaNOW is 35 Years Old

     “The continued success of the PanoramaNOW Entertainment News, located downtown Valparaiso Indiana, is in no small way a small feat. But with the support of our loyal repeat advertisers and the loyal readers who look forward to every issue, PanoramaNOW is just as popular today as it was thirty years ago,” stated Susie Young…

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Birding Festival 2021

     Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 13th – May 16th 2021 at the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.        Start making plans for a return to #dunesbirding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 13-16, 2021. The 2021 event will be a hybrid/virtual event, with both in-person…

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Michigan City Announces Snowflake Parade

With the Holiday Season quickly upon us, many thoughts turn to the holidays and the Snowflake Parade. The Mayor’s office of Special Events and the Michigan City Fire Department are proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s Snowflake Parade. The parade will take Place on Saturday, December 5th with a 4;00 kickoff. The route…

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